Monthly Archives: March 2018

Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go

…I wanna be checkmated The Ramones had a humble and unique embracing when it came to losses, that’s the only way we can learn and grow.  Other musicians taught us valuable lessons about chess. Senior GM Andrew Tang is the one

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MSCA Closed/State Scholastic 2018

Viewing a child’s limitations is like staring into the trees, but missing the forest.  Several had the honor of playing in the MN Closed last weekend, and hundreds more will get a chance to compete in the MSCA State Scholastic

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2018 MN Closed

Games: Hyperlinks have been removed Round 1 Nagle-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Wasiluk, 1-0 Cannon-Marquina Lozano, 0-1 Gunderson-Wasserman, 0-1 Wijetunge-Sanchez, 0-1 Cannalte-Grube, 0-1 Burke-Kellen, 0-1 Round 2 Wasiluk-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Longen, 1-0 Iwu-Nagle, 0-1 Marquina Lozano-Wijetunge, 1/2-1/2 Wasserman-Sanchez, 1/2-1/2 Cannalte-Burke, 1/2-1/2 Grube-Reichert, 1/2-1/2 Round

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Blind Chess Copy, March 2018

Brackets have already been busted, The Minnesota Blizzard froze top seeded Webster Windmills Round 1 of the PRO Chess League Playoffs!  This has been quite a run for the Blizzard. For those looking for some NCAA fun, Join our ESPN

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Blind Chess Copy February 2018

The moment you all have been waiting for is fast approaching.  That one time time of the year you all look forward to.  This highly anticipated, elaborately orchestrated, and magnificently created event that is for you all.  No, I’m not

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A Look Into February 2018

Yes it’s below zero again, and you can’t wish it away.  Yes it snowed again recently and you hope you don’t have to shovel it.  You can’t sleep this one off, its Minnesota, the Dream Academy won’t be there to

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Hall of Fame, Elections, and Winter Open

Monday, you were recovering from that Vikings debacle.  Tuesday, your back may still be sore from all that shoveling.  Wednesday, you’ve cast away your New Year’s Resolution. Thursday, you burned your tongue on some soup, and on Friday, the person

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  • DECEMBER THINK December 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018 Description:Seven games, (4 games on Saturday, 3 games Sunday). Time control is game in 60+15 second delay. Prize fund is 60% of entries,with several class prizes. Advance entry $35 for club members, $40 onsite, non-members $40 advance entry $45 onsite. Two half-point byes for any rounds; must be requested when entering. One day Saturday only…
  • Monday Action Quads December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Chess Castle of MN MONDAY: A three round robin (RR) format at Game in 30 minutes. (Game/30 delay 5 sec) You play players of comparable strength. Register from 6:30-7pm, and I will be doing the pairings right away, so we should be done by ten-thirty. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in…
  • Casual Night December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States TUESDAY: 6-10pm. A night of casual play where people gather to analyze games play Blitz (Game/5) and hang out. You should be able to get the basic information on the rules to get you started and ready for the other events. (Keeping score, using a clock, tournament rules, chess etiquette and how to say "Checkmate"…